A new analysis of numerous studies indicates that men and women aged 60 years and older who have experienced a hip fracture are at increased risk of dying not only in the short term after the fracture, but also a number of years later.
Patients undergoing total hip replacement experience meaningful and lasting improvements in quality of life (QOL) through at least five years after the procedure, reports a new study.
Patient factors, not procedure, linked with major complications after surgery for femoral neck fracture
Researchers used the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database to compare 30-day major complications and the need for perioperative transfusion between patients who underwent either total hip arthroplasty (THA) or hemiarthroplasty (HA) for femoral neck fracture. Patients who underwent THA for reasons other than femoral neck fracture were excluded, according to the study Source: Healio […]
A porous implant has potential to extend life of hip replacements by mimicking quality of real bones, say investigators. A newly developed hip replacement that will last longer and create fewer problems for the people who receive them than those currently in use, they add. Source: Science Daily
Morbidly obese patients who underwent aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty experienced similar complications, failures and clinical outcomes compared with nonobese patients, Source: Healio